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Phil Borges on endangered cultures

Phil Borges on endangered cultures

Sprezzatura Watch this video of Elizabeth Gilbert's amazing 18-minute talk on creativity. Her speech was the hit of the TED Conference. Absolutely amazing speech. Emotional, universal, insightful, educational, and funny. She comes across so nonchalant, light, and conversational. When the conference was over, she asked me to walk with her back to her hotel, so we had a good 15 minutes to chat. She told me she had finished her new book on New Year's Eve (it was now mid-February), so I said, “Congrats! She said, “No! Aha! “Sprezzatura” is an Italian word that means “to hide conscious effort and appear to accomplish difficult actions with casual nonchalance.” I really admire how much work it took to research, write, edit, then practice that speech so that it seemed effortless. It inspires me twice. First for its own sake: for being such a great talk. Second for finding out how much work went into making it. My old girlfriend was not a musician, so one day she said, “I would like to be a pop star. Sprezzatura.

How Big Is the Apple iPhone App Economy? The Answer Might Surprise You If I were to tell you that Apple’s app economy was worth more than $2.5 $2.4 billion a year, you would laugh hysterically, shake your head and walk out of the room, yes? Surf on over to some other web site? But here I am telling you exactly that! According to mobile advertising startup AdMob, there are some $200 million worth of applications sold in Apple’s iPhone store every month, or about $2.4 billion a year. Just to put that in context, Apple says about 1.5 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store. AdMob bases its monthly reports on the usage behavior found on various applications and web sites across its ad network. Why the focus on the iPhone? * Each month, Android and iPhone users download approximately 10 new apps, while iPod touch owners download an average of 18. * Android and iPhone users download eight new free apps per month vs. iPod touch owners, who download twice as many. * iPhone/iPod Touch owners, an average, spend $5 to buy five paid apps every month.

Русский киви At Raven, we experiment a lot. We consider our projects as our own version of skunkworks. Sometimes the experiments are driven by mere curiosity, while others are meant to see how far we can push the boundaries of a service. All of our experiments have one common element, problem solving. When we first created the URL shortener, we did it to solve a problem. Campaign variables are great, because you can assign a source, medium, and name, like Twitter and/or Social Media Campaign. So campaign variables is the main reason we built, period. Several months after we debuted an SEO friendly URL shortener that supported campaign variables, many existing and new shorteners added them to their service. With the mass support of campaign variables, it wasn’t necessary for us to keep running. Spammers use of became epic. We appreciate everyone who properly used in their campaigns and on a daily basis.

Official Home of the Free Hugs Campaign - Inspired by Juan Mann - Home Life Is Normal Today Today after reading about Dumbledore's death I cried for half an hour while my 6 year old daughter comforted me. MLIA My German Shepard has learned to hug... without the obligatory humping! Today I was walking and I saw a twenty dollar bill on the ground with a string on it. Sat down in front of my closet last night to wait for my sister to finish in the bathroom so I could brush my teeth. Today at Goodwill, I sat on a couch waiting while my Aunt was shopping. Today a student was expelled from school because he had been pretending to not speak English for the last 8 months. I missed the first day of school to be on Family Feud. Today, I woke up and was still alive. Today, I saw a very large man driving a very small car. Today, I noticed that the stories here were getting more average.

MyLifeIsAverage - Life Is Normal Today Heartless Doll - Top 10 Best Video Games For Couples Top 10 Best Video Games For Couples Posted at 5:00 AM Aug 24, 2009 By Merritt Martin I'm coming out of the first three months of shacking up with my boy. We're still learning each other's quirks. Some things about the boy are excellent: He makes a great sandwich, he--without complaint and often without being asked--brings me cold, bedside water, he has no problem that my feet are essentially 'bergs that gravitate toward his lava-like legs at 3 a.m. So, I took it upon myself to trade in some games of my own, ask some pro gamers I know for help and appeal to my boy's desire to please to find some rather awesome games that we can play together. *Keep in mind, I may use boy-girl talk, but that's because it's my experience. 10. Easy pick, but Guitar Hero is excellent for the gamer who's gradually bringing a non-player into his world. 9. From Indiana Jones, to Harry Potter, to Star Wars, the Lego franchise is badass for creating two-player storyline games that couples can play simultaneously.

АБХАЗИЯ: NEW GENERATION (искусство, портрет, художник, живопись) – Искусство На протяжении последних веков абхазский народ сталкивался смножеством трудностей, не раз стоял на пороге этнической катастрофы. Нов самых решающих ситуациях многовековые традиции предков оказывалисьсоциально востребованными. Пятнадцать лет прошло со дня победы абхазского народа восвободительной войне. Непризнанная республика поднимается из руин.Несмотря на тяжелейшие условия экономической блокады и постояннойугрозы новой войны, постепенно восстанавливаются все сферыжизнедеятельности страны. Но самое главное - это поколение выросшее впослевоенный период. Кто они, какие? Для участия в проекте были приглашены абхазские студенты российских вузов. Автором всех этих великолепных портретов является Диана Воуба. Диана Воуба родилась в Абхазии. 1986 – окончила Тбилисскую Государственную Академию Художеств. 1988 – принята в Союз Художников СССР, МОСХ России. 1991 – окончила Творческие Мастерские Академии Художеств СССР. 1991 – стажировка в Риме, Италия.

Thesis Theme for WordPress Here at DIYthemes, our goal for 2017 is a simple one: We want to make Thesis smarter and better able to accommodate your website needs. We already made great strides with Thesis 2.3 and its built-in WooCommerce compatibility, and we also sprinkled in some features and fixes that help Thesis work better wherever you want to use it (staging servers, WP-CLI environments, etc). With Thesis 2.4, we are pleased to introduce a new saving/response feedback system on Thesis Admin pages and the Skin Editor. Whenever you hit that green Save button, Thesis will tell you exactly what’s happening. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg with Thesis 2.4. [click to continue…] At first glance, Thesis may look like any other WordPress Theme, but that’s really where the similarities end. In reality, Thesis is a comprehensive template system that gives you total control over your design and allows you to do things that simply aren’t possible with a traditional WordPress Theme. [click to continue…] Not anymore.

The 35 Best iPhone Apps Of The Year (So Far) This guest post was written by Alex Ahlund, founder of AppVee. We are just past of a year since the App Store launched and there are more than 60,000 applications released for the iPhone and iPod Touch. When we wrote our 2008 year-end app wrap-up, we had just surpassed the 10,000 app milestone. In early June 2009, the store reached 50,000 apps. At present, we are looking at a staggering 300 new applications being released every single day. How does the average iPhone user find the gems in this deluge? Unfortunately, the process is entirely overwhelming for the average iPhone user. There are new third party services and tools coming onto the scene to help show how to best navigate the App Store. The following is a round-up of our top picks so far this year: Most practical 1. A fantastic alternative to Pandora, which carries a larger catalog and offers Premium accounts that offers something we’ve always loathed about Pandora – unlimited song skips. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

Pet dog cooked, eaten A man who cooked his pet dog in a backyard barbecue cannot be prosecuted because it was killed humanely, says the SPCA. South Auckland man Paea Taufa was found roasting his pitbull terrier-cross in an umu pit at his home in Mangere, the Sunday News reported. The dog had been skinned and gutted and was partially charred when SPCA inspectors arrived. Mr Taufa said he had been surprised when inspectors arrived because dog was a delicacy in Tonga . "I didn't know I couldn't cook the dog. He had decided to cook the dog because it was too skinny and had become unmanageable. Under the Animal Welfare Act it is legal to kill a dog in New Zealand if the animal is slaughtered swiftly and painlessly. However, SPCA Auckland chief executive Garth Halliday said Mr Taufa's actions were unacceptable. "Although we appreciate the difference of cultures that exist in a place like New Zealand, the SPCA finds this sort of treatment of any animal to be totally unacceptable," he said.

Холодная война клонов (ссср, газ, автопром, волга, вятка, веспа, стас кулеш, realussr) – Наука и технологии Тема провокационная, но поднимается она всего лишь, чтобы показать - нет дыма без огня. Машина советской пропаганды много лет работала на укрепление духа гражданина СССР. Если верить ей, то практически всё, что не изобрели в древнем Китае, было изобретено у нас. Устройство Бурана, а уж тем более ракетоносительного комплекса "Энергия", конечно, сильно отличается от американского аналога, оттого картинка ниже приведена скорее в виде иллюстрации. В условиях войны, пусть даже холодной, промышленный шпионаж не считается за преступление. Конечно же, в таком способе расширении научного кругозора нет ничего предосудительного, это экономило время и, что немаловажно, деньги. Рассмотрим подробнее некоторые из спорных изобретений и достижений Советской науки. Предметом "священной войны" является момент изобретения самого популярного стрелкового оружия в мире, изображённого на гербах десятков стран - речь идёт об автомате, изобретённом советским инженером Калашниковым. Газ, 1932 и Форд АА 1929.

[Shell Patcher] Tango Icons for Windows - Neowin Forums Note: Due to other things going on in my life (work, cars, video games, hanging out with friends, etc), work on this project has essentially ceased. The Tango Shell Patcher is a mostly self-explanatory graphical wizard designed to make integrating the Tango icon set into your system files as easy as installing any other piece of software. Likewise, it includes a reloader to re-Tangofy your system files if necessary, and an uninstaller to restore them to their original state. It is designed to work on all language versions and editions of Windows XP and Server 2003. 64-bit versions of Windows are NOT supported. It currently includes implementations of the Tango icon theme, the Tangerine icon theme developed by the Ubuntu art team, Gnome-Icon-Theme2 and NLD10's Industrial-Icon-Theme, and various pieces of artwork created by myself and culled from various sources to round it out in places. As this is Neowin, your feedback, good or bad, will make this beast all the better. - Лучшие цитаты дня В одной игре по постапокалипсическому сценарию был квест: зайти в город и спасти чела, которого приговорили к казни. Приговорили его за то, что он не содержал жилище в чистоте и привлек в город тараканов. xxx: ты вчера 3 полтораньки пива на балконе оставил? ххх: Нет, ну Тициан довольно известный художник на самом деле.ууу: Если он так известен, тогда почему я в первый раз о нем слышу? ххх: Жить хорошо!) Гуц: Сегодня был отличный субботний вечер. Lifenews:Барнаулец застрял в вентиляционной шахте, когда полез на запах борща xxx: блин! xxx: Однажды меня решили научить ездить на мотоцикле. владелец сел сзади. я тронулся. уже лежа на земле он кричал мне "тормоз! xxx: Если ваше приложение скомпилировалось с ПЕРВОГО раза без ошибок, то где-то в мире, в тот самый момент плачет другой программист, которому повезло меньше. - А что нужно чтобы написать программу? Лучшие цитаты недели Пригласил ветеринара чтобы купировать уши собаке, но забыв о назначенной встрече ушел на работу.